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Capcom Wants to Attract Newer, Younger Gamers with SF5

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Capcom is betting big on Street Fighter 5. In addition to wanting the title to be the preeminent fighting game of this gaming generation, the Japanese publisher / developer hopes it will expand the popularity of the franchise to attract a younger audience in the fast-growing eSports scene. In an interview with MCVUK, Capcom EMEA brand manager Brian Ayers expressed a desire for the latest Street Fighter to become even more mainstream than it currently is, stating: “We really hope that Street Fighter V can bring in a newer, younger audience. Perhaps more of an eSports audience, as well. Street...

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EVO 2015: Rico Suave Wins Killer Instinct Championship with Fulgore

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When the dust settled at the EVO 2015 Killer Instinct tournament, only one hardcore player was standing -- Rico Suave and his Fulgore! The professional fighting game player is now the world Killer Instinct champion and arguably the best KI player currently, having taken the crown from EVO 2014 winner CD Jr. Probably just as impressive as his triumphant win is the fact that while most of top 8 players stuck with just one character, he tore through the tournament with a diverse selection of characters, including Fulgore, Spinal, Thunder, Glacius and even Omen. Rico never lost a match until...

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Call of Duty Championship Offers $1Million Prize

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The third Call of Duty Championship -- Call of Duty Championship 2015 -- will award a hefty sum of $1 million dollars to the team that wins the entire tournament. Are any of you taking part in it? Taking place from March 27 to 29 in Los Angeles, Call of Duty Championship 2015 will see the world’s best payers duke it out to weed out the one true champion. The competition is co-sponsored by Xbox, Major League Gaming and several other international eSports organizations. The first Call of Duty Championship took place in April 2013 with players competing in Black...

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Dota 2 is Now Being Learned in Schools Around China

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Valve’s highly successful Massive Online Battle Arena Dota 2 has been such a success that millions of people around the world play it every day. Although the game is mostly played casually and for fun, some gamers have made it a living, playing it competitively and making a lot of money doing so. Many, if not most, of these players live in China, a country that has been at the forefront of competitive gaming for years and is now teaching eSports in its schools. The relationship Chinese people have with Dota has blossomed to the point where Dota 2 has...

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pro Player Kqly Gets Banned

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With Simon “smn” Beck receiving the banhammer for cheating, yet another big-name Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) pro player has been banned by the ESEA. The player in question is Hovik “Kqly” Tovmassian from team Titan, who was banned by Valve’s Anti-Cheat service for undisclosed reasons. Team Titan announced on Facebook that Kqly has been temporarily suspended from their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team while his ban is being investigated, stating: “We regret to inform you that we were forced to temporarily suspend Hovik “Kqly” Tovmassian from our active CS:GO roster. Upon logging onto Titan’s usual scrim server, while at the training...

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